2013-14 Season Performances

Photo Credit: Miguel Galaz (ISC)

Photo Credit: Miguel Galaz (ISC)

Rusalka semi-staged

Antonín Dvorák
Sung in Czech with English supertitles
  • Sunday, March 30, 2014, 3:00 PM
Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center, Raleigh
FOR TICKETS FOR THIS AFTERNOON'S PERFORMANCE, please come directly to the Meymandi Concert Hall box office.  Online sales are now closed, but there are still tickets available at the door.  The Meymandi box office will open at 1 PM and will remain open until the start of the performance at 3:00 PM.

Student Rush Tickets.  $10 student rush tickets are available for purchase at the door, also beginning at 1 p.m. Student I.D. required. No refunds or adjustments on previously purchased tickets. Other restrictions may apply.  

The water sprite who longs for human love has a literary lineage much older than The Little Mermaid, and Czech composer Antonín Dvorák used his legendary symphonic might to weave a rich, poignant version of the tale. Smitten by a prince, the water nymph Rusalka convinces a witch—by singing the famously gorgeous aria “Song to the Moon”—to make her human in exchange for her voice. Dvorák's lush melodies bring this beloved story to life in this dramatic semi-staged performance.

This production is generously sponsored by Florence and James Peacock.


Timothy Myers


Crystal Manich

lighting designer

Ross Kolman


Rusalka – Joyce El-Khoury
Prince – Russell Thomas
Foreign Princess – Heidi Melton
Vodník – Tom Fox
Ježibaba – Margaret Gawrysiak
1st Wood Sprite - Rachel Copeland
2nd Wood Sprite - Kristin Schwecke
3rd Wood Sprite - Jami Rhodes
Gamekeeper - Donald Hartmann
Turnspit - Shannon French
Hunter - Scott Macleod

Music By
Antonín Dvorák


Jaroslav Kvapil


RUNNING TIME:  2 hours, 45 minutes, including one intermission.

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